Hays Littlejohn takes over from Gilbert Lichter as EBA Clearing CEO


Hays Littlejohn took office at EBA CLEARING as the Company’s new Chief Executive Officer on 1st May 2015, following his appointment by the EBA CLEARING Board on 1st November 2014.

Hays Littlejohn took over the reins from Gilbert Lichter following the retirement of the long-time CEO of the Company from this position after 17 years.

Hays Littlejohn has been serving in managerial and executive positions in global transaction banking for over 20 years, most recently as Managing Director, Global Head Cash and Trade Finance Development at UBS AG. He has also served on the Boards of relevant global and European market infrastructures. Hays Littlejohn joined the EBA CLEARING Board in 2003; he was a member of the Board’s Strategy & Policy Committee and Risk Committee and chaired the Company’s Operations and Technical Committee for close to 10 years.

“With Hays’ appointment, the Board of EBA CLEARING has emphasised the importance of trust and continuity in our services at a time when the payments market is undergoing vigorous change in regulation, market infrastructure, product innovation, customer behaviour and demands,”

said Erkki Poutiainen, Chairman of EBA CLEARING.

“We are happy to entrust Hays Littlejohn with the responsibility to further pursue the Company’s mission of delivering critical pan-European payment infrastructure services to our customers that meet the highest levels of quality and stability on a daily basis. At the same time, the Company will continue under his leadership to prepare for future requirements rising from the user demands, competition and tightening regulation.

On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Gilbert Lichter for having steered the Company on an extraordinarily successful course for 17 years and I wish Hays Littlejohn the best of success in his future role as CEO of this Company.”

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